Reel­ing from a

Ruislip & Eastcote & Northwood Gazette - - News -

COM­MU­NI­TIES in West Lon­don have been deal­ing with a spate of shock­ing vi­o­lent crime

Lon­don stab­bings have con­sis­tently made the head­lines in re­cent weeks. But the wave of vi­o­lent crime in our city goes even deeper than knife crime.

Look­ing at re­cent cases of vi­o­lence in west Lon­don cov­ered by Get West Lon­don alone, there have been a num­ber of shoot­ings as well as stab­bings.

We al­ready high­lighted the is­sue of fre­quent shoot­ings ear­lier this year in one par­tic­u­lar area.

Since the death of Hashim Ali Ahmed in West Dray­ton in early Oc­to­ber, there have been at least 13 other shoot­ings, stab­bings or re­ports of guns be­ing fired.

Gun­shot wounds

Armed po­lice were called to Isle­worth af­ter a shoot­ing on Wednes­day, Novem­ber 14.

We were told that the Lon­don Am­bu­lance Ser­vice called the Metropoli­tan Po­lice to the scene in Holme Court at around 9.08pm.

A po­lice spokesman added on Thurs­day, Novem­ber 15: “Of­fi­cers at­tended with spe­cial­ist firearms col­leagues.

“A male was dis­cov­ered in a ve­hi­cle suf­fer­ing from gun­shot wounds.

“He was taken to a west Lon­don hos­pi­tal where he is de­scribed as be­ing in a sta­ble con­di­tion.

“At this stage there have been no ar­rests. A crime scene re­mains in place.

“Of­fi­cers from the Tri­dent and Area Crime Com­mand in­ves­ti­gate. Any­one with in­for­ma­tion that may as­sist po­lice is asked to call 101 quot­ing CAD 7960/14 Nov.”

The Isle­worth shoot­ing came just a day af­ter an­other in west Lon­don.

Thank­fully though, no one was in­jured when a gun went off in Eal­ing.

Eal­ing in­quiry

Metropoli­tan Po­lice were called to Almond Av­enue, not far from South Eal­ing Tube sta­tion, at 3.45am on Tues­day Novem­ber 13 to re­ports of a firearm be­ing dis­charged.

Of­fi­cers rushed to the lo­ca­tion and found two bul­let cas­ings. No one was found to be in­jured.

Leaflets were handed out in the af­ter­math as po­lice tried to find out what hap­pened.

Har­les­den shoot­ing

Armed po­lice were called on Mon­day Novem­ber 12 af­ter an­other shoot­ing.

Firearms of­fi­cers were sent out at 7.52pm to re­ports of a shoot­ing in Church Road in Har­les­den and a crime scene was put in place while of­fi­cers in­ves­ti­gated what ex­actly hap­pened.

Armed po­lice were called to re­ports of a shoot­ing in Isle­worth on Wednes­day Novem­ber 14

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